In addition to mesothelioma and lung cancer, significant exposure to asbestos can cause or contribute to cause other serious malignant (cancerous) and non-malignant diseases. These other asbestos diseases include:

Other Asbestos Diseases Chart


Asbestosis is a non-cancerous asbestos disease which develops 20-30 years after significant exposure. It is a chronic respiratory disease that is marked by fibrosis (scarring) and stiffness of the lung, usually detected by medical professionals upon medical imaging (x-ray or CT scan). It may lead to severe shortness of breath and could become life-threatening. Asbestosis cases are compensable through civil lawsuits, bankruptcy claims, and Missouri Workers’ Compensation claims.

When other asbestos law firms refuse to pursue cases for these asbestos diseases, O’Brien Law Firm will…and has successfully for many years.

If you have experienced significant exposure to asbestos working in a trade and have been diagnosed with one of these other asbestos diseases, please contact us; you may be able to recover significant compensation.

Asbestosis Diagram


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